This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service describe the genetic diversity detected in Puerto Rican sweet potato plants. The team profiled nearly two dozen simple sequence repeat markers in DNA from the leaves of plants in 137 sweet potato landraces grown around Puerto Rico, along with plants from another 10 US cultivars and 20 Puerto Rican accessions.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.